Print and Plain Sewing Competition – Entry 7

Deb portrait in the Print and Plain Sewing CompetitionPrint and Plain Sewing Competition – Monochrome Floral Print and Plain Peplum Jacket by Deb.

I have only recently joined the mailing list for Designer Stitch School of Fashion & Design and am very excited to show my entry in the Print and Plain Sewing Competition!
The competition has given me the incentive to make a fully lined peplum jacket that is suitable to wear for both evening and smart casual, making it ideal to take with me when travelling!


Materials & pattern

After cutting out the paper pattern, checking sizing and selecting the materials from my stash I was ready to begin. The pattern I used is McCalls M5859

Pattern view B

I followed the instructions for view B. The floral material is cotton sateen and I used black satin for the collar & lapel.

Cut out pieces 2

After cutting out the pieces, I carefully selected the ones to be used for the outside of the jacket so that the overall effect from the floral pattern was uniform and even.

Cut out pieces 1

I lined it with white “Sunsilky” lining (this lining doesn’t crease much when washed & makes ironing easier!)

Inside 1Inside 2

I decided not to put pockets on it but instead have made a small fringed shoulder bag to compliment the jacket.  It too is fully lined, has machine embroidery in silver thread with hotfix crystals on the front & a button closure.  The shoulder strap is long enough to wear either across the body or just on one shoulder.

Bag 1Bag 2












Finished result – front views.

Finished result front 3 croppedFinished result front with bag 1219Finished result – back views.

Finished result back 1 1226Finished result back 2 1228Combinations – over a little black dress, my dress in the same floral fabric or with black pants.

Jacket with black dress 1Jacket with print dress 1Finished result front 1185This jacket pattern is a different style to what I would normally make and has been a challenge but I am very happy with the result and look forward to wearing it soon knowing that it is unique and that wherever I go no-one else will be wearing one the same!
All the best. Deb.

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